My Photographic Journey Around America

Posts tagged “memorial

MLK Memorial

This is the memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. here in Washington D.C.

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FDR Memorial

This is the statue at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial here in Washington D.C.

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Statue of George Rogers Clark

Inside the memorial from yesterday is a statue of the man himself. The walls are covered in murals depicting this daring and fascinating campaign. In Vincennes, Indiana.

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George Rogers Clark NHP

This is the main memorial at George Rogers Clark National Historic Park in Vincennes, Indiana. Built on the site of Fort Sackville, it is the largest memorial on any American battlefield. Before this visit, I had never heard of Clark or this campaign which brought the Northwest Territories under American rule in 1779. A fascinating place.

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Lincoln Reflection

This is the Lincoln Memorial reflected in the reflecting pool. It was a great night to be at home in Washington, D.C.

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Jefferson Memorial

This is the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. late at night.

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Three Memorials

These three memorials in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia always stick out to me because they are things I remember not from a history book, but from watching them on the news. They are memorials to the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster from 1986, the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster from 2003 and the Iran Rescue Mission of 1979. They stand in a prominent place in the cemetery between The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the USS Maine Memorial.

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LeConte Lodge

This is the LeConte Lodge in Yosemite National Park in California. It was built in 1903 in memory of Joseph LeConte, one of the founding members of The Sierra Club. It was Yosemite Valley’s first visitors center, but now serves as home to The Sierra Club in the valley.

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Thank You Veterans

Today is Veterans Day here in the United States and I would like to thank all of our veterans and all of our brave men and women who have served in uniform. This photo is from the National World War II Memorial here in Washington D.C. I told you I’d return with my tripod (check it here).

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Lincoln Memorial

This is, of course, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Poor Lincoln was always so somber. I often wonder if he ever had a chance to enjoy being president, even for a little while. The world today would be a very different place without him.

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